Music Licensing

TechSmith Camtasia

While licensing helps protect people’s property (such as music), it can also be a nuisance to try and navigate. Most music is protected under a license of some sort, especially the good stuff, which makes it difficult to find cheap, quality music that you can use in your videos. Music is an integral part to screencasting, so it’s necessary to identify and understand the different music licensing options that can be used. Camtasia Music Library.

Bakcground free music free and free download

Adobe Captivate

Background music for radio and television commercials. The library music used in television commercials. Royalties free music. Non Copyrighted music, royalty-free. Royalty free music for IVR phone messages. Royalty free music for advertising . Royalty free music for cell. Royalty-free music free. Copyright free music. Background free music for videos. Creative commons music free for videos.

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Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Recently a fellow member of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group (14K+ of members) asked " If anyone know of where to find royalty free background music for training? " As you can understand this question was the inspiration for the following list that contains Royalty Free Music websites for eLearning. Royalty Free Music Library is proud to offer one of the largest offerings of online broadcast-quality royalty free music anywhere on the web.

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Music, learning and pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pexels Being interviewed by Rick Zanotti last week got me thinking about music and learning. The conversation turned to music, my songwriting and performances with various bands during the 80s and 90s. Rick mentioned that we can all learn a lot from music, and specifically mentioned timing. Giving others space within a musical performance is vital. Space within music often enhances the listening experience.

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Imagined futures 3: Music

Learning with 'e's

Photo from Wikimedia Commons I recently visited the Science Gallery in Dublin where they had several exhibits dedicated to sonic science - the science (and art) of making sounds. The DX7 was one of the first digital commercially available (affordable) polyphonic synthesisers to be equipped with MIDI - or Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Today, looking back on these retro musical instruments, it's easy to see how they laid the ground work for future digital music.

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The music is in the musician

Learning with 'e's

Many of those crammed into the BETT main arena to hear the great man speak were willing to endure the crush, and also the discomfort of standing or perching for over an hour as he held forth on learning, creativity, the role of technology, and the future of education. Firstly, the statement that the music is in the musician is profound, because it places all of the emphasis of creativity and all of the responsibility for proper application onto the user.

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Where do you find legal music for your videos?

TechSmith Camtasia

Adding music to your video can get viewers in just the right mood. Fortunately, there's a growing number of royalty-free and creative commons music sites. For the December episode of The Forge ( add to calendar ), we want to share some of the screencasting community's favorite sites for inexpensive, legal music soundtracks. If you have a favorite source for music for your videos, please share it at our Google Moderator page or vote up others' contributions. ??

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FREE resources for eLearning Development


Here we list our favorite free resources covering music, pictures, and fonts: Free sound effects and music Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Our ID and Development team are constantly looking at new resources when developing eLearning and online training content.

Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

A few years ago I worked for an organization that required custom designed eLearning but didn’t have a budget for stock photography, background music, or video. Music can be a challenge but there are many resources that offer free music under a creative commons license. You must attribute the original artist somewhere in your eLearning in the manner in which they require but otherwise, the music can be free to use.

Digital literacy 8: Repurposing content

Learning with e's

Most of my recent slide presentations are freely available on this Slideshare site , and I publish them under a Creative Commons license that allows others to download and use them either as complete slideshows, or to select individual slides that can be inserted into their own slideshows. Copyleft and Creative Commons are just two of the initiatives that have emerged in recent years. slideshare creative commons copyleft repurpose mashup digital literacy

Giving it all away

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Increasingly, due to the good offices of Creative Commons, much of the content on the web can be legally repurposed or appropriated for other use. A lot of art and music could be said to be 'derivative' - and there have been many court cases and fallings out over this grey area of creativity, but here's my point: I don't mind at all if other people borrow my content for their own purposes, as long as they attribute it to me and don't make any commercial profit at my expense.

Updated – Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I’ve also experienced this when working in an organisation also had similar expectations but no budget for stock photography, background music, or video. Music can be a challenge, but many sites offer free music under a creative commons license. You must attribute the original artist somewhere in your eLearning in the manner in which they require but otherwise, the music can be free to use.

Me and Malcolm McLaren

Learning with 'e's

He was in a relationship with the avant garde fashion designer Vivienne Westwood , introduced fetish-wear, managed various punk rock bands including the Sex Pistols, and was agent provocateur and innovator in the art and music scenes for decades. It could be claimed that he was not only the originator of punk rock, but also one of the prime movers in the New Wave and Hip Hop music genres. wikipedia Handheld Learning 2009 malcolm mclaren creative commons meme Flickr Karaoke

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Creative processes

Learning with 'e's

Particularly where creativity is concerned, I have learnt that one small event, thought or action can trigger several more, and you never know where the sequence will take you. It's quite an amazing effect and opens up plenty of creative opportunities.

Legends in their own lunchtime

Learning with 'e's

When I attended AFCENT international school in the Netherlands, I would often find myself in the music room, listening to friends and staff playing impromptu concerts. It was great to sit cross-legged on the carpet, eating your sandwiches, chatting to friends and listening to live music. The most remarkable thing about his guitar was that he had made it himself, over one academic year, as his creative design and technology project.

Tipping the balance #blideo

Learning with 'e's

As he waits for the music to start, he toys with a snow globe - a piece of trivia which holds his attention briefly. Then the music starts. and he begins to weep as the music washes over him. We often we waste precious time on the less important things in life, when in reality we should be seeking the creative and emotional experiences that might forever shape our characters and define our lives. And yet, the music it produced was able to reduce a man to tears.

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Punk learning

Learning with 'e's

By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with. It was a form of music that was furiously loud, aggressively energetic and full of discordant anger. To release a record you didn't have to bow and scrape to the multi-national music publishers and labels. Punk learning (some would call it Edupunk ) reflects that seventies music ethos. Some were outraged by the audacious behaviour of the punk rockers.

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Top 43 Websites for Free & Paid Stock Video Footage


Luckily, there is now an abundance of tools and resources to create attractive new videos filled with your brand messages, as well as an ever-growing community of videographers dedicated to offering great stock photos for downloading, royalty-free music, and video stock footage.

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Cool daydreaming

Learning with 'e's

Spaces in which we can relax, be one with nature, or unleash our creative instincts. When it comes to creativity, one of the best places for me is my 'home office space'. I also have several musical instruments to hand and plenty of sketching and writing materials. Cool daydreaming by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0


Bowie, Prince and teacher legacy

Learning with 'e's

It has been called 'the year the music died'. Photos by Michael Drummond on Pixabay and Rob Schofield on Flickr Bowie, Prince and teacher legacy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 2016 comedy education entertainment learning music TechnologySo far, 2016 has been a very bad year for celebrities.

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I have it within me.

Learning with e's

My profound appreciation of music is more down to the long hours I devoted learning to play guitar in my bedroom until my fingers bled. In fact I learnt more about music by self-teaching myself guitar and watching films of my rock heroes than I ever learnt playing repetitive scales on a recorder in school. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

My ethos for teaching

Learning with 'e's

I felt this pride and excitement, because my own ideas and creativity, which I had worked so hard on, and had poured my heart and soul into, were now out there in the open, being appreciated by others. I discovered though, that this was just the start - and that involving others in my creative ideas could be even more rewarding. I had come to a realisation that creativity is not something you individually own. creativity dance education learning music painting teaching

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19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning


Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source! Free music Archive: Another resoure fo finding the music you need. Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them!

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

Turn off in-app music. If you’re recording a game or app that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Because the music will compete with your narration. Instead of recording the music in real-time, you can record the sound effects and import the music later into your video editor as a separate track. Use music. Most videos are helped along by a suitable music soundtrack.

Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course


The course titled Elite Sport Performance: Psychological Perspectives covers mental training techniques for elite athletes such as building motivation, improving concentration, staying confident, using music and imagery to enhance performance, avoiding anxiety, and managing mood and emotions. These photos are all open licensed Creative Commons images. In fact I’ve used Creative Commons images, videos and audio throughout the course.

Copyright and Intellectual Property in Instructional Design

Obsidian Learning

Copyright and intellectual property laws remain in effect, and your company and/or clients could face liability issues if the deliverables you present contain music, images, videos, etc., The most common is the Standard YouTube License, which basically allows YouTube to broadcast the video, with the creator retaining the copyright. If you’re lucky enough to come across a video that is licensed under the Creative Commons copyright, the terms of use are even simpler.

An apple for teacher

Learning with 'e's

Our entire conversation, sat out in the shade of an apple tree in my Dad's garden, was wide ranging, including (but not limited to) digital technology, marmalade making, schools and education, American teachers, studying art and music, (Picasso, Genesis, Supertramp, Ed Sheeran, Arcade Fire and Rihanna), vinyl records, philosophy and politics, can be heard on the link below.

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12 Top Video Footage Sites for E-learning Designers

CommLab India

You can also find editorial videos, as well as standard videos and music. Pexels : This website offers completely free videos and all their videos are provided under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, which means that you can edit or change the video. Mazwai : You can find a wide collection of HD footages and clips here that can be used for free in your commercial projects with a condition that you attribute according to the creative commons license (CC 3.0).

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23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Notably, Pixabay also offers extensive video and music libraries (which we discuss later). Free Music and Sound Effects for eLearning Courses. A smaller library of royalty-free stock music and sound effects.

3 things you should know about Edupunk

Learning with 'e's

There is also a belief that, just as the music industry of the late 1970s was stagnating, so the education system of the early 21st Century is in need of a reboot. Punk rock revitalised the 70s music scene and, say its adherents, Edupunk can do the same today with our tired education system. Photo by Steve Wheeler 3 things you should know about Edupunk by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Top 15 Websites to Get Free Stock Images


Ready to Get Creative With Stock Photography? Some stock images have no copyright restrictions or are licensed under Creative Commons Zero, (CC0 license) which means they become available through a public domain and they are free to use and download.

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50 years ago today.

Learning with 'e's

I didn't know it at the time but what I held in my hand would completely change my view on music. I played the tape expecting to hear some sort of brass band music, or other seemingly boring stuff, as represented by the instruments the musicians were clasping on the album cover. The revolutionary cover design was by the famed artist Peter Blake, but the music, written mainly by Paul McCartney and John Lennon , was even more revolutionary.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Creative Commons Audio. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. When I did video production, we had a CD binder that held about 200 disks full of just about any music style you would need. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. Be sure to check out their Creative Commons License agreements before using them.

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A FOTE opportunity

Learning with 'e's

It was an exciting and thought provoking, well attended event which somehow resembled a TED talk, with its large stage, bright studio lighting, music and arena style seating. Photos by FOTE A FOTE opportunity by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I greatly enjoyed attending the Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference at London University''s Senate Building last week.

Celebrate a teacher

Learning with 'e's

The second was Mr Domagne, an American educator who was my music and drama teacher in my last two years at school. Larry, as he wanted us all to call him, was a gifted musician and actor, who put on plays and musicals, and ran the school choir. Photo from Wikimedia Commons World Teachers Day by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Review: Adobe Spark


There’s also a selection of royalty free music you can pick from – or upload your own – to give your video some personality. Spark lets you search the internet for images with a creative commons licence which you can use for free. Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app.

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Imagined futures 6: Home entertainment

Learning with 'e's

Previous posts in this series: 1: Telecommunications 2: Classrooms 3: Music 4: Enhanced vision 5: Robot teachers? Imagined futures 6: Home entertainment by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Remix culture and education

Learning with 'e's

Garage Band for example, enables the production and reproduction of just about any musical instrument sound, and allows the user to mix these into a musical sequence. Remixing is a creative process. It takes imagination to adapt an existing piece of art or music into something new or apply it in a completely different context. Any of the above tools can be used to promote creative thinking.

Weapons of mass distraction

Learning with 'e's

The multi-timbral nature of the smartphone gives it the capacity to capture our attention through a wide spectrum of attractions, from music and digital media, games, social media, dating sites, videos and live news streams. Weapons of mass distraction by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Helping Students Find Identity Through Student Created Video

TechSmith Camtasia

He blogs regularly at about creative teaching and educational technology. We used some of the stock music in Camtasia as background so we didn’t infringe on any artists’ copyright. We used Creative Commons photos to fill in the gaps of photos that we didn’t have. Today’s guest blogger is Matt Miller, who is a wonderfully talented and insightful teacher, author and blogger.

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